But in the midst of that very long term project, I had occasion to try the Inspired By approach for a wedding throw quilt for my nephew Andy and his lovely bride Caylie. You remember them, don't you? ;-) And the wallhanging I made for him to give to her (at his request) while he was wooing her, "Love by the Moon"?
They love bright colors, live by the beach down near Oceanside, and needed something cozy because Caylie gets cold! So silks quilted onto silk fleece seemed perfect.
The quilt that so inspired me is from the Susie Tompkins Buell Quilt Collection.
here if you are interested, with a $20 discount!)
Sweet 16 from Handiquilter.
I didn't mark the quilting lines, but I did first quilt in the ditch in the seams between the blocks, using clear thread. That helped stabilize everything (along with my basting pins) for the quilting to come.
Here's a better look at that quilting on the silk. So yummy!
You know me and binding: we are not pals. I will do anything to avoid making a traditional binding.
So I love to use trim or lace; it is so quick, easy, and looks and functions great.
(And just a reminder, when you are thinking about your Quilt Alliance quilt for "Inspired by", you must choose a quilt from the Quilt Index and site it in your entry. We are hoping to encourage more people to explore the Indesx this way!)
Of course, I had to try my Inspired-by version out before sending it off to Andy and Caylie....